|Atlanta's Big Read celebration|
The Atlanta History Center presents a keynote lecture on Edgar Allan Poe by one of the nation’s foremost Poe scholars, Dr. Elliot Engel, as part of ”The Big Read” series. This event, jointly sponsored by the Center for the Book, is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. Dr. Engel formerly taught at UCLA (where he won an outstanding teacher award), NC State University and Duke. He uses anecdotes, analysis and large doses of humor to address Poe’s extraordinary and tragic life. He is the author of seven books including ”A Dab of Dickens & A Touch of Twain,” ”How Oscar Became Wilde,” ”The Victorian Novel Before Victoria” and ”A Dickens of a Christmas.” For more information on ”The Big Read,” please visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com/BigRead.